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Montessori Shape Sorter

Montessori Shape Sorter

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This unique shape sorter is designed with 4 distinct shapes: circle (sphere), triangle (triangular prism), square (cube), and rectangle (rectangular prism). It is a great toy to use in conjunction with our shape puzzles. The shapes are designed so that the child has practice matching the 2D holes to the 3D shapes. This is a classic developmental toy that not only gives toddlers practice with shape discrimination but also cause and effect. Children delight to see the objects fall through the holes when they discover the correct holes for them.

The design of this shape sorter is wonderful for a younger child who is new to the concept. If your child is not quite ready for all 4 shapes, simply present the child with only the top side first--the circle and square shapes. Then, allow the child to discriminate between these shapes, the two easiest shapes for a young toddler. It can be used with children 12 months +.

When all the shapes have fallen through, the child can practice opening and closing the gate, which allows for retrieval of the shapes. Your child will love lifting the gate up and down to dump the shapes out.

This shape sorter is made with solid walnut wood (or rarely solid cherry if walnut supply is low) and sealed with an oil/beeswax blend. It is lightweight to allow for children to carry it around. The shapes are made of birch and cherry. At 1.75" the ball is large enough not to become a choking hazard. The overall size is approximately 6" x 6."

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